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The United States Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, which prohibited Chinese workers from entering the United States for ten years. United States Representative Herman Stump of Maryland was the chairman of the Immigration Committee driving the effort to renew the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. Compiled from testimonies describing the Chinese as criminals, drug users, and undesirable to America, Representative Stumps report reinforced the committees recommendation to renew the Act. (In 1893, Stump was appointed as Superintendent of Immigration by President Grover Cleveland.)
A thorough analysis of Representative Stumps report requires that you:
Place the document within its larger historical context.
What themes and issues are represented in the document?
Identify the major point(s), purpose(s), and intended audience(s) of the document.
Make at least two historical conclusions about the perception of the Chinese presence as a threat to America.
Essay requirements:
Minimum of two complete double-spaced pages with 12-point, Times New Roman font, standard margins.
Comprehensive format
introduction
thesis statement
specific examples (this does not mean large quotes from the text)
citations (APA, MLA, or Turabian) (No page number for the provided primary document, just United States House of Representatives Immigration Committee Report, Congressional Record, October 1892)
conclusion
Sources other than the document, lecture notes and the textbook are NOT required, but are left to the discretion of the author. 
**TIPS**
Keep the primary source (Representative Stumps report) as the focal point of your analysis.
Show your reader how this document connects to the larger history it is a part of. 
Tell your reader about it how do you explain news stories, personal accounts, or political speeches of today? Do this the same way.
THE FOLLOWING IS JUST TO HELP YOU THINK – THESE ARE NOT SPECIFIC QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED
Imagine that a friend who knows nothing about history asked you about this document, what would you say if asked:
Whats were things like when he wrote it? (historical context)
Why did he write it? (themes and issues)
What is the document about? (major points)
Who does Representative Stump want to read it? (intended audience)
What impact does Representative Stump want it to have? (purpose)
Why does he want that to happen? (historical conclusions)
What did happen? (historical conclusion)
To earn a high score, your essay should have a strong thesis statement that includes historical conclusions and uses clear evidence and historical context from the document and covered material to prove them.